|NEW MUSIC EXPRESS
September 18, 2004
"Aren't ears brilliant?!
Much in the same vein as twisted psychedelic
Welsh warlocks Super Furry Animals-locked away somewhere marked "Kevin Sheilds' cupboard
of things that make funny noises when you push them" and skinning
up the wings of crushed butterflies-LA indie noise quartet Meow Meow
are the reason God gave man ears. Because 'Snow Gas Bones' contains
multiple reasons to give thanks for the existence of lugholes.
Witness the fuzzy pop of 'All I Ever Got', which
would be merely brilliant even if it wasn't for the minute of ace
alien shag sounds plonked slap in the middle of it. Likewise the
docile plod of 'Amplified Breathing Apparatus'. Sounding like Brian
Wilson snorting sherbet off the warped grooves of pre-war gramophone
records, it's conclusive proof that Meow Meow really are the cats
that got the cream."